Pennsylvania online gambling legislation passes House vote

Yesterday saw the Pennsylvania House of Representatives pass a piece of proposed legislation that would legalize online gambling and daily fantasy sports in hopes of raising up to $250 million a year in tax for the state.

Known as House Bill 2150, the measure was approved in the lower house on Tuesday by a vote of 114 to 85 and is now being sent to the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate for consideration before this body breaks for its summer recess on July 1.

The proposed legislation, which would also need the signature of Democratic governor Tom Wolf to become law, was initially rejected by the Pennsylvania House Of Representatives last month due to it containing a component that would have permitted video gaming terminals throughout the state but pressure from nume…